Once again I'm late on my, "Weekly," updates. The past two weeks have been quite brutal. Work has been very stressful, my Grandfather passed on, and all the while I still try to study, exercise, and paint. Here's the sum total of what I would have posted last week:
I had started out with the intent of getting the green done on two fighters, and was in the zone and ready to put in a good amount of time. However I hit a spot of hidden water from when I had rinsed these miniatures, and was forced to set them aside. I had intended to return to painting later that day, but became lost in other things.
This past week I redoubled my efforts to complete the fighters, and have been successful!
In spite of things the fighters painted up very quickly. A lot of the surface area is tucked underneath, which makes it easier to paint. The order of difficulty for the miniatures would have to be, from easiest to most difficult: Fighter, Guardian Mode, Battloid. Originally I had thought to vary things and mix it up with battlepods and the remaining destroids, but having a rhythm and an eye for the colors I feel more inclined to finish up all the Veritechs first.
Normally I do a regular brown for the bases, but this time I did something different:
Given that the fighters sit on top of a stand and don't contact the base directly I decided to paint them over rushing water. I used a blue that doesn't go on solid, and dry-brushed some teal on top of it before covering it all with a turquoise wash. I think the effect came out pretty well. Another thing I altered slightly is how I did the cockpit:
It may not be as distinguishable in the pic, but the fighter has a slightly smoother shine as the top layer on the cockpit. The difference between the fighter and the guardian is that I blended the brightest color into the layer before it rather than just use it straight (as I did on the Guardian). I would have taken more pics, but every day this past week was a struggle, and I admit I was in a rush. Here's how the veritechs look in all their forms:
In other news I picked up a copy of Kingdom Death: Monster. I saw the kickstarter for this three years ago, and thought the sculpts of the minis were great, they were ultimately not what I was looking for. Earlier this week I read a writeup of the rules on Ctrl + Alt + Del and decided that I needed to have the game. Thankfully it was less than 24 hours later that pre-orders became available again. While I wait for my copy of the game to arrive late this month I will continue painting Robotech. Next up is Breetai!